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Is utilizing aerobic processor equipment an acceptable strategy for this credit?

Pilot-Credits SSpc129: Comprehensive Composting
posted by Annalise Dum on Aug 30, 2021, 2:18 pm

Our project is considering utilizing kitchen equipment that uses aerobic processing to break down food waste into liquid that is then discharged via the plumbing onsite. If this is the only food...

No Cooling Tower in LEED v2009 School

Pilot-Credits WEpc94: No Cooling Tower
posted by Sandra Schmid on Aug 31, 2021, 5:44 am

We are working on a LEED v2009 school project in Germany which is equipped with VRV refrigerating outdoor units for cooling of some rooms so there is no cooling tower, no use of latent heat of...

If this Pilot Credit is pursued as an ID credit under initial ID+C certification, can Green Cleaning also be pursued?

Pilot-Credits INpc137: Safety First: Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Space
posted by Susan Di Giulio on Aug 13, 2021, 1:47 pm

If this Pilot Credit is pursued as an ID credit under initial LEED-ID+C v4 certification, can Green Cleaning (as part of the O+M Starter Kit) also be pursued? Or is that considered "double...

Last reply: Bipin Karki, Aug 31, 2021, 8:45 am

Inclusions in LCA model

NC-v4.1 MRc1: Building life-cycle impact reduction
posted by Marcin Wronowski on Aug 30, 2021, 6:48 am


While conducting an LCA model under MR Credit: Building Life-cycle Impact Reduction, do we need to consider any considerably sized shading element / decorative...

Last reply: Bipin Karki, Aug 31, 2021, 8:38 am

Residential Exhaust (toilet and kitchen)

NC-v4 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
posted by Michelle Christopher on Aug 30, 2021, 12:08 pm

Hello, I'm trying to get some cliarity regarding residential zone exhaust (from toilet exhaust and kitchen exhaust). 

Looking at the multifamily guidelines "Supply and exhaust fans that...

Minimum Area Requires for Garden Space

CS-v4 SSc3: Open space
posted by Dean Barone on Aug 19, 2021, 12:12 am

The reference guide does not provide any information about the sizes for the community gardens for urban food production.  Is there a minimum amount of space dedicated to growing food that is...

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Aug 30, 2021, 11:04 am

Fire station water usage?

NC-v4 WEp2: Indoor water use reduction
posted by Erin Holdenried on Aug 24, 2018, 12:45 pm

emily reese moody Sustainability Director, Certifications & Compliance Jacobs LEEDuser Expert 308 thumbs up August 24, 2018- 2:44 pm Hi Erin, I've seen several discussions in this forum over the years specific to fire stations, but they seem to have inconsistent advice, and no confirmation of how the reviews actually went. I have a project like this in FL under v3, but it hasn't gone through review, so it's not of much use. For that one, I categorized the occupants as FTEs rather than residential, and included a narrative.  As for the fixture categories, the reviewers...

Last reply: Deborah Lucking, Aug 27, 2021, 3:25 pm


Pilot-Credits EQpc44: Ergonomics approach for computer users
posted by Gurneet Singh on Apr 10, 2021, 12:04 am

We have incorporated Ergonomics design strategies in one of the Commercial Interiors projects. The goal is to improve the health and overall wellbeing of the workspace users. Various features...

Last reply: Sara Greenwood, Aug 27, 2021, 2:30 pm

Standard reference for Canadian projects

Pilot-Credits SSpc55: Bird collision deterrence
posted by Josée Lupien on Nov 28, 2019, 1:37 pm


I would like to know if the new CSA A460:19 Bird-Friendly Building Design can be used for canadian project to acheive this pilot credit?

How can I aks the USGBC to consider...

Last reply: Martha Norbeck, Aug 27, 2021, 12:41 pm

How to identify nonattainment areas for projects outside of the US/Canada?

NC-v4 EQp1: Minimum indoor air quality performance
posted by Guillaume FABRE on Jul 21, 2020, 2:00 am

Hi all, I am pretty clear about the definition of nonattainment area given in ASHRAE 62. This being said, how to identify nonattainment areas for projects outside of the US/Canada? Are you aware...

Last reply: Afogreen Build, Aug 26, 2021, 8:14 pm